by Neil McLeman
Liverpool are in talks with Juventus over the signing of Serb forward Milos Krasic.
West Ham boss Sam Allardyce has been in Italy this week, in a bid to secure a loan deal for the 27-year-old wideman.
But he has been told the Serie A champions want to sell Krasic – and Liverpool are interested in a player who could be available for only £6million.
Juve want to raise cash to help pay for a top-class striker, with Robin Van Persie and Luis Suarez top of their shopping list.
Krasic, who was a target for Tottenham in January, has dropped out of coach Antonio Conte’s plans and played only seven Serie A games last season.
Allardyce is also interested in signing Eljero Elia on loan from Juve, but faces competition for the Dutch winger from Schalke, Salzburg, Benfica and Feyenoord.
The eager Hammers manager also met Inter Milan to discuss borrowing another Dutch attacker, Luc Castaignos.